Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mah-vel-ous-ly Mad

It's lavender not blue, I don't know why I can't get a decent shade of purple, but I can't. That flower soft is lavender, and if you like purple and all it's shades you would cry over this.

I used to watch ballroom dancing on PBS. I don't watch the dancing with the stars or the new dance shows, I liked the good old fashioned dance competitions. Back when I watched them all the women wore swirling ball gowns for the waltz. They were floor length and edged with boas. They moved magically, like a fluid, it was so elegant, I couldn't take my eyes off them, and always wanted one. Well, I guess making one on paper is as close as I'm going to get, so you'd think the fates would at least let the color come out in the photo. Oh well, so be it.

The stamp is "Dance the Night Away" from My Favorite Things. It's stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The swirls on the dress were made with a glaze pen.
Here's the rest of the deets - the dp is Close To My Heart "Paper Garden", the card stock is Stampin' Up, the bling is Heidi Swapp, the flower is Prima.
The challenges:
Stamp Something - Something Girly
Simon Says - Mother's Day/Girly

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you liked what you saw and that you'll come back again, real soon. And please take the time to click on the pink ribbon.


  1. Love this image! Her dress is just gorgeous! Love the flowers on the background paper too - beautiful!

  2. This is gorgeous! Love the colors!

  3. Hi Chris - this is gorgeous - I love the dress - now for the figure to FIT In the dress! LOL! You have used the sketch beautifully - and that flower - is GORGEOUS, especially with the divine DP! LOVE IT!!

  4. oh and forgot to say.....We are glad you are able to play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, your cards inspire us! We would love to see you again next week! (((hugs)))
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  5. Chis this card is one chic and sophisticated number. I love this image with attitude!!! LOL This is simply fun and so utterly fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  6. Chris, the colors look awesome from where I'm
    viewing them! She sure looks like she took the floor with confidence, and why not with a gorgeous dress like that! That background paper is to die for. I love that you let the main image tell the story on your card. Just a delightful card, and love your story too. Secretly, I think we all with we could dance and play the piano!!! We are so happy that you shared your lovely card with us this week. Hope you will be back again and again.

    MMSC March Guest

  7. Chris, This beautiful ballroom dance card makes me want to get up and twirl! :) Her dress is so pretty, creative job using the glace pen! I would not have thought to use that to add texture. And the flowersoft on the bottom of her skirt for ruffles -- nice! I'm sure glad you make such a scintillating card , that swirl bg paper is mesmerizing :) Thanks for playing this week, always a pleasure to stop by, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  8. A pretty card!

    Thank you for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

    Hugs from Germany,

  9. Hi Chris, I LOVE your pretty lavender/purple card this week..those papers are so pretty and I love the image.. I know what you are talking about with the dancers and their dresses..I was almost like they were floating.. Anyway, well done this week. I hope you know I adore your style and qulity of work..oh and of course your writes are always fun to read. You forgot to howl LOL ;) Thank you so much for your participating in our challenges. Lots of cool things happening on the Midnight Madness blog right now... Sneak Peek and if you qualify we have the The Huge Giveaway Plus, a BIG announcement will be revealed shortly :)
    Priscilla (MMSC Hostess)

  10. Beautiful card! Love the papers, the colours and the image!:)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    Hugs, Tímea

  11. oh man- this makes me wanna stay up even later & ink up my set- her dress is fantastic!! if only i could learn how to use my flower soft LOL! stunning!

  12. Very classy image and definitely girly! Love it!

    Thanks for joining us on Stamp Something this week and good luck :)



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